Pats Peak Hosts Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge on February 2nd

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 29 2014 - 10:44 AM

pats peakHenniker, NH, January 17, 2014 – Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier family snowsports destination, announces its participation in the Vertical Challenge series sponsored by Mountain Dew on Sunday, February 2, 2014. It’s a fun, all day event for the whole family with a slalom race, prizes, giveaways, awards party and more.

This fun race takes place on the Downdraft trail. The race is free of charge to all who have purchased a Pats Peak lift ticket for that day or have a Pats Peak Season Pass. The race is open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities with over 30 race categories. The top 3 racers in each category are awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals. All medal winners receive free lift tickets for the Finals on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Okemo Mountain Resort, VT for the chance to compete for the Gold.

Registration is from 7:30am to 10am in the Main Lodge. Children under 18-years of age must be accompanied by an adult for registration. Save time on event day and complete the pre-registration form online. For more information and the complete Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge schedule, check out The Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge Race starts at 10am. The Race Awards and a Victory Party is at 1:30pm. Participants and resort guests will be entertained throughout the day with exciting interactive games, music, thousands in raffle prizes and plenty of FREE Mountain Dew!

“We are excited to be hosting the annual Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge again this year”, say Jim Wall, events director. “Many of our skiers and riders look forward to this event. Since it is on Super Bowl Sunday so we have moved up the start times in order for everyone to can get in their race, enjoy the vertical awards party and then get home in time for the big game”.

More About the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge:
The Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge (abbreviated MDVC) began in 1991 and is a series of free casual ski and snowboard races held on mountains throughout the northeast during each winter season, sponsored by Mountain Dew. Skiers and snowboarders are divided by gender and age group to compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in each category. In addition to the race, prizes are given away throughout the day at a mountain. Bring your friends, bring your family and join in the fun and the excitement of this race series! For more information and the complete Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge schedule, check out


PATS PEAK is in its 51st consecutive ski and snowboard season under the Patenaude family ownership. PATS PEAK has 26 well-groomed trails for all abilities, 8 gladed areas, 3 terrain parks, a snowtubing park, 11 lifts, 100 percent snowmaking and some of the most challenging skiing in Southern New Hampshire.

PATS PEAK has a Weekday Learn to Ski and Ride Program for more than 8,000 kids from over 100 local schools. There are more than 70 Adult/Corporate Racing teams in the Adult/Corporate Racing League. Many adults participate in the weekday Adult Ski & Snowboard Clinics for all ability levels. PATS PEAK has 100% of its trails lit for night skiing/riding and is one of the state’s most accessible learn-to-ski-and-snowboard mountains, with three separate beginner areas.

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PATS PEAK is located in Henniker, NH, just twenty minutes from Concord, forty minutes from Manchester, and ninety minutes from Boston. The latest information, snow conditions, photos and events are available at or call 1-888-PATS PEAK (1-888-728-7732).

PATS PEAK can be reached:
· By telephone at 603-428-3245
· By FAX at 603-428-7821
· 24-hour snow conditions at 1-888-PATS-PEAK
· Online at